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The Underwater Mines is the nineteenth episode of season 1 of the TV series.

Plot

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Phobos uses the knowledge of Caleb's father's being alive to lure him and the Guardians to the Underwater Mines for an ambush. Fortunately, Hay Lin hears the guards whisperings, which allows the group's unimpeded access to the mines. However, the element of surprise is soon lost and the group is on the move.

Cedric floods the mine and sends the group plus Caleb's dad on a mine cart ride to the main shaft. Once there, they use the guardroom to float to the surface and come face-to-lizard face with Cedric and a platoon of guards.

Cedric tries to go after Caleb and the miners stranded in the remains of the guardroom, but Irma and Hay Lin cool Cedric out with a flash-frozen bubble. Phobos is sitting pretty in his castle, thinking that he has taken care of the major thorns in his side until the girls show up with the last laugh in his scrying pool.

In the B-story, W.I.T.C.H, Caleb and Blunk try to open the Book of Secrets.

Comics connections

  • Caleb is revealed to have a human father, which differs from in the comic books where Caleb is a rebel murmurer conjured up by Prince Phobos.
  • The crown Aketon tailored for Elyon greatly resembles the Crown of Light from the comics.
  • The scene where Irma creates a large water bubble to cross the portal is similar to one shown in comic issue 4.

Trivia

  • This episode marks the first appearances of Aketon, Julian, and Jeek.
  • This episode marks the first time the W.I.T.C.H. girls don't change back to their earthly forms near the end of the episode.
  • Star Trek is mentioned in this episode.

Behind the scenes

Quotes

Scientific facts

We'll float to the surface like a big bubble... theoretically.

Taranee Cook, referring to the airtight guard's room they're in

Will Vandom:

Are lizards reptiles or amphibians?

Taranee Cook:

Reptiles.                

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